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Lead Blood (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Blood Lead
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:WLB
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTAMetal-Free EDTA
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Transport Instructions:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Method:

ICPMS

Additional Notes:

Reference Interval: <0.24 umol/L

The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends that if a person has a blood lead level greater than 0.24 umol/L (5 ug/dL) the source of exposure should be investigated and reduced, particularly if the person is a child or pregnant woman. Further information, including guidelines on managing lead in exposed individuals, can be sourced from www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/eh58